The attitudes like those displayed in this column is the reason that any healing will be held back. You want to see people come together and work for the common good? Stop demanding that everyone believe the way that you do. Show a little tolerance of others beliefs and opinions. Stop calling every white person who disagrees with you a racist. Or every white Christian a homophobe. Maybe have a positive outlook and say, yeah sure, maybe some people will never change but this will also inspire so many more to start thinking about finding solutions to these issues that work for everyone and together we can make it happen.
Instead of always being a bitter, negative prick why not celebrate the goodness that came from just one situation for once. This is probably one of the best displays of unity and finding common ground I have seen in my lifetime. Not just in taking down the flag, but in the way that Charleston handled a tragedy. Celebrate it, don't stomp on it.
Thank you for making my case about YOUR intolerance of opposing views.
Thank You artrogue for setting me straight.
'You'd be on the ground had you said that to my face!'
'since I'm a mature adult...'
'You people' meaning all 'you people' that refuse to think beyond your own impression of the flag. All 'you people' that refuse to accept that someone else can be offended by something you are not. All 'you people' that don't understand what censorship really is. All 'you people' that are willfully obtuse in defense of a defenseless symbol of hate. All 'you people' that don't actually understand what the first amendment means. All 'you people' that are living a daily persecution complex. All 'you people' that refuse to accept the intentions of the confederacy from the mouths of the confederates themselves.
Racist? Your reading comprehension continues to fail you miserably.
Well FU Lee, I didn't attack anyone with my comment so who the hell gives you the right to talk to me like that? You'd be on the ground had you said that to my face! But moving on, since I'm a mature adult...
"...also be banned...from display on Public property." Does that help your obvious lack of reading comprehension and critical thinking skills?
I agree with BNP29412 on this one. Pearlz downtown has the same policy. What if the last person in your party is an hour behind (which I have seen before from previous F&B work)? Tables are specifically meant to be used to make money. If you are using that table patiently waiting on others to arrive, then they aren't making money & most likely turning other people away. Its a smart business decision. I know its hard to coordinate, but if everyone arrives at the same time, it shouldn't be a problem.
"Goddamn you people are dense and devoid of critical thinking skills. And reading comprehension." Who are "You people"? Sounds like an intolerant racist rant from a person who resembles their remarks.
we should always give everyone the chance to do well!
Your judgment and assumptions are no better
Love, don't you think it's time!
'also be banned'
No one is banning its existence--it just has no place on state property. Goddamn you people are dense and devoid of critical thinking skills. And reading comprehension.
So then should the American flag, Bible, and any other item that an undesirable group uses also be banned? Pretty sure the KKK has carried the American flag more often than the Confederate flag. And as far as min. wage...are you ready to pay twice as much for your burger served by people who are annoyed they're even working?
While your article was thought-provoking, it failed to mention the primary problem in South Carolina; the lack of education. Regardless of all the laws that are passed, and all the symbolic events that are enacted, not much will change for the average South Carolinian unless people in the state ascend from the bottom rung of the educational ladder.
Why is the cast of Southern Charm now coming forward? I've watched that show. Whitney,his mom, and Shep are the prime example of the well to do folks of Charleston that most likely embrace their heritage without even an ounce of consideration of what that flag represents. Let's not forget Whitney covering his face on the plane while sitting next to a black man for fear of catching Ebola.
Are the families of 9 people who lost their lives invited?
Scott Walker: Boy scouts need to be protected from gay scout leaders.
Not exactly the entire truth.. "truthrus"
More than 300 Santee Sioux were found guilty of raping and murdering Anglo settlers and were sentenced to hang by the Minnesota Court.
A month later, President Abraham Lincoln commuted all but 39 of the death sentences. One of the Indians was granted a last-minute reprieve, but the other 38 were hanged simultaneously on December 26 in a bizarre mass execution witnessed by a large crowd of approving Minnesotans.
The Santee Sioux were found guilty of joining in the so-called “Minnesota Uprising,” which was actually part of the wider Indian wars that plagued the West during the second half of the nineteenth century. For nearly half a century, Anglo settlers invaded the Santee Sioux territory in the beautiful Minnesota Valley, and government pressure gradually forced the Indians to relocate to smaller reservations along the Minnesota River.
At the reservations, the Santee were badly mistreated by corrupt federal Indian agents and contractors; during July 1862, the agents pushed the Indians to the brink of starvation by refusing to distribute stores of food because they had not yet received their customary kickback payments. The contractors callously ignored the Santee’s pleas for help.
Outraged and at the limits of their endurance, the Santee finally struck back, killing Anglo settlers and taking women as hostages. The initial efforts of the U.S. Army to stop the Santee warriors failed, and in a battle at Birch Coulee, Santee Sioux killed 13 American soldiers and wounded another 47 soldiers. However, on September 23, a force under the leadership of General Henry H. Sibley finally defeated the main body of Santee warriors at Wood Lake, recovering many of the hostages and forcing most of the Indians to surrender.
The subsequent trials of the prisoners gave little attention to the injustices the Indians had suffered on the reservations and largely catered to the popular desire for revenge.
However, President Lincoln’s commutation of the majority of the death sentences clearly reflected his understanding that the Minnesota Uprising had been rooted in a long history of Anglo abuse of the Santee Sioux!
I would like to remind, yet again, those that somehow feel the need to fly a flag in the name of heritage. You do so with a serious disservice to the legacy of Robert E Lee.
Please keep in mind his final words to furl the flag and never unfurl it again.
"It should be the object of all to avoid controversy, to allay passion, give full scope to reason and to every kindly feeling. By doing this and encouraging our citizens to engage in the duties of life with all their heart and mind, with a determination not to be turned aside by thoughts of the past and fears of the future, our country will not only be restored in material prosperity, but will be advanced in science, in virtue and in religion."
- Robert E Lee 1865
Not smoke free. The addicts sit at an outside bar and blow smoke across to the inside of the building.
Funny how when I asked you about that earlier you had no response, so you can quit lying. They know about the flag, they may not all like it, but they respect my right to have it, unlike young liberal know-it-all such as yourself.And since I don't fly the battle flag, they have no problem with it. They don't look at that flag as a Confederate thing, they look at it as a kkk flag, so they could give a shit about the other flags. So go back to your lily white friends and keep feeling good about yourselves. I know you don't want to get your hands dirty by actually doing anything. I noticed you stated "most everyone I know does". By excluding yourself that tells me a lot. As a matter of fact, you have told me everything I need to know about you, so adios, muchacha con pito.
"Blacks to my house to dine and went out with them to eat.I have dated blacks and went to their clubs. In other words, I associate with them and listen to them. I work with them and have them as friends."
The fact that you brag about something most everyone I know does tells me all I need to know about you. How do all your black friends feel about the Confederate flag hanging in your yard, white black man? I'd say you're the blackest white man, because you are full of shit.
It is also very annoying for a big group to start to be seated when the first person arrives and then proceeds to drink water with lemon for 45 minutes while the rest of their party saunters in. If a restaurant has a busy service and wants to do a good job for every patron, this is how they have to seat tables.
No, I support the SPLC financially, have been a member of the ACLU and have Blacks to my house to dine and went out with them to eat.I have dated blacks and went to their clubs. In other words, I associate with them and listen to them. I work with them and have them as friends. I have participated in protests, marches and call my representatives. One calls me the whitest black man he knows, so I do much more for the cause than you know. All you know is your opinion. So until you get off your lazy white ass and your high horse just keep thinking your house is in order. You are a feel good whitey, if it makes you feel good about yourself then you must be helping. Keep feeling good and leave the real work to others as you like doing.
Although their brunch is delicious, I was quickly aware that I may never return with a group of people as they will not seat you until EVERY person in your party is present. They sat numerous people before us while we waited. Very annoying.
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